Celebrating Our Nation is Not P.C.
My Prayers Are With You...
Good Morning Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Pop has invited me to speak with you this morning. I have some news that I believe you should all be made aware of. Administrators at a high school in Colorado do not believe it is politically correct for their students to celebrate and honor America during spirit week. The concern is that such a celebration might offend non-Americans! At first I thought I hadn't heard right. How could this be happening in a nation that I have adopted as my own, a nation that I respect and pray for every day? I suppose it may offend some people to hear that I pray. After all, that is who I am and what I do. I am also extremely patriotic, especially for a bug. Clearly, such sentiments are no longer in vogue or welcome in America.
The plan to celebrate one day of Spirit Week by honoring America originated with the student council at Fort Collins High School. They asked their fellow students to dress in patriotic colors. The misguided powers that be at the school swiftly turned down the proposal, because "they didn't want to be exclusive to any other country." I couldn't believe my ears! Do I even have ears? The only thing I am quite sure of is that I went ballistic. For a bug like me, that means I began praying like crazy. Correct me, If I'm wrong, but isn't a day celebrating America supposed to exclude other countries. This is, after all, America. When did that become a liability? When did celebrating this great nation become an embarrassment? When did this country give up being the land of the free and the home of the brave? This trend, in my view, really took hold when your President Obama came into power. He began his term with an apology tour on behalf of America. Apparently, the administrators at this high school took his words and actions to heart. Shame on them!
Lady Liberty is in Mourning
This Bug's View
I have no interest in being politically correct. I love this nation and I believe that a celebration of its existence is a beautiful thing. Anyone who is offended by such a celebration doesn't belong here. Would you willfully choose to live in a nation you detested? People came to this country in search of freedom. They fell in love with a nation and a people that welcomed them with open arms. Becoming a citizen meant something and hopefully still means something. International students who are taking advantage of our school system are here presumably because they admire all that we have to offer. If they feel otherwise, they should go home. If they cannot tolerate one day in celebration of the country they chose to be in, then their reasons for being here become very suspect.
The school changed the name and the meaning of the day to "My Country Day." The administration believed that in doing so international students could celebrate their own countries. How politically correct...how inane and insulting!
I will leave you with these words:
The moment I woke up
And heard about this nightmare
I said a little prayer for you...